This Friday is the deadline for the public to submit final comments to the State Water Resources Control Board on its Bay Delta Water Quality Plan. The Plan, as proposed, would double the amount of water left in the Stanislaus, Tuolumne and Merced rivers, with additional future flow requirements for the Sacramento River, with no scientific justification that it will help targeted threatened or endangered fish species.

Cory Lunde

The farmers who make up the heart of Western Growers’ membership are astute businesspeople. They understand the old adage, “Don’t throw good money after bad.” Our members understand that in business, sometimes problems are so intractable, endeavors so futile, that no matter how much more money you sink into a project, the original investment will be lost. Sometimes it is best to simply walk away (or disc up a field, to put it in a farming context).

Tom Nassif


Water Supply

Water supply is ranked by Western Growers' members as one of the most important sustainability priorities requiring the association's full attention and support.  It is something WG's staff focuses on every day.

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